Panelists for 2007 Kellogg India Business Conference
Retail - Reaching One Billion Consumers
The emerging organized retail sector in India has drawn huge interest from players all over the globe. A boom in consumerism fueled by the fastest growing middle-class population in the world has seen India named the No. 1 Retail destination in a well-known management consulting firm’s most recent Global Retail Development Index. This panel will explore the opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment within the sector as well as relevant market priorities for global retailers.
Kohli is a Partner in the Chicago Office of McKinsey & Company. He currently
leads the North American Lean Retailing and Operations Effectiveness Practice.
Since joining the Firm, he has focused on the Retail and Consumer Packaged
Goods sector, specifically in the areas of Operations Effectiveness, Strategy,
jewelry division of Titan Industries is represented in the market place
by the brand Tanishq.
Mr.Sivakumar ('Shiv') is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has over 2 decades of experience in PwC assuming varied roles within the Assurance and Advisory Services practice disciplines. Based in Bangalore, he has been the lead partner for several of the firm's key clients. Shiv also has an international experience having worked in PwC Offices in the Middle East and London for over 3 years.
Shiv has been lead Partner for several of the firm's key accounts, including,
Britannia Industries Limited (Danone Group), Birla 3M Limited (3M Inc.,),
Volvo India Private Limited, ITC Filtrona Limited, Parry Monsanto Seeds
Private Limited, to name a few. Shiv has also audited/advised large MNCs
in the Retail and Consumer Industry sectors including Metro Cash and Carry,
Landmark Group, Britannia Industries, UB Group, etc.
Mr.Shivakumar received his B.Tech. in Aerospace Engg. from IIT Madras
(1982), and an MBA from IIM Kolkata, where he finished at the top of the
Marketing Class. Shivakumar has over two decades of experience in the
consumer market in India.
Sunil Chopra is the IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Teaching at Kellogg. He became a faculty of the school in 1989. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at the Stern School of Business Administration at New York University. He has a PhD in Operations Research from SUNY Stony Brook.
Professor Chopra's research and teaching interests are in Operations Management, Logistics and Distribution Management, design of communication networks and design of distribution networks. He has co-authored the books Managing Business Process Flows and Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation. Both books are published by Prentice Hall and are used at several of the top business schools to teach Operations Management and Supply Chain Management respectively. The Supply Chain Management book was awarded the best book of the year for 2001 by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). Professor Chopra has won several teaching awards at Kellogg.
He has been Departmental Editor for the journals Management Science and an Associate Editor for the Decision Sciences Journal, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Operations Research. His recent research has focused on risk management in supply chains. He has also studied distribution systems in a variety of companies trying to identify market, manufacturing, and product characteristics that drive the structure of a supply chain. He has studied the impact of e-business on supply chain performance in different industries and is currently looking at supply chain risk.
He has consulted for a variety of firms including Boise Cascade Office Products, GE Capital, W.W. Grainger, Motorola, Intel, and Sara Lee.